Design flexibility

Design flexibility Are you struggling with a design for a difficult area? Or do you need something a little out of the ordinary? Have you considered using a modular timber system such as WoodBlocX? Other options in these situations – notably sleepers if the client has specified a wooden product – could struggle with the[…]

How durable are WoodBlocX?

How durable are WoodBlocX? When building a project for a client, it’s good to be able to guarantee it for a number of years, and that’s where using a project from a specific supplier is useful. Whereas it might be difficult to calculate the lifespan of a raised bed or other construction made from timber[…]

Modular Vs Railway Sleepers

Modular Vs Railway Sleepers When considering the options for building raised beds, planters, benches and more, timber is often top of the list. Boards and planking can warp and bow over time, and cannot be guaranteed as strong or durable enough, so railway sleepers are often put forward as the only timber option. However, a[…]

Modular landscaping systems are ideal for challenging locations

Modular landscaping systems are ideal for challenging locations All too often a great design has to be amended beyond recognition because of the practicalities of the site. Restricted access, working around the public, keeping dust and noise levels low, tight deadlines – all these logistical problems and more can mean that the original vision is[…]

The Cost of Modular Timber Designs

The Cost of Modular Timber Designs When budgets are tight, it’s good to be able to see all the costs of a project up front. Using a modular timber system for raised beds and other landscaping means that not only are the material costs easy to calculate, but the labour costs will be much more[…]

Why Our Forests Matter

  In the UK we sometimes take our forests, woodland and green space for granted, but you may be surprised to learn that the UK is one of the least wooded areas in Europe.  Only 13% of our landmass is woodland, which is far less than the European average of 37%.  So why is this[…]

Willmott Dixon’s new Gatefold Building housing project in west London

We are pleased to announce that we are working on Willmott Dixon’s new Gatefold Building housing project in west London. The development has been built on a former brownfield site and will provide 132 new homes. We are for the first time, working in partnership with Eco Green Roofs, which created the initial design for the site’s outdoor[…]

Modular timber designs that don’t stick to traditional dimensions

If you are designing a large landscape scheme that will be a pleasure for people to live and work in, planters are a useful tool to have in your project. Planting brings life to streets, squares, parks and housing developments, making spaces more enjoyable and adding colour and biodiversity. Designing planters with a modular timber[…]